The Living F.R.E.E. Lab is a research group focused on developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions for those who live at the intersection of having disordered eating and obesity.
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We have some great people working with Living F.R.E.E. Lab.
Our team is comprised of social work and public health researchers, and graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill.
We work hard to conduct research to improve eating behaviors.
Our most recent projects have been focused on reducing binge eating and preventing weight gain in Black women experiencing obesity.
We are always looking for people to become involved in the work at Living F.R.E.E. Lab.
Interested in participating in one of our research studies? Interested in joining the Living F.R.E.E. Lab team?
NEWS FROM THE LAB
What is Positive Food Language? The words we choose to use hold a lot of power and meaning, and this sentiment rings true for how we describe food as well. Associating certain foods or eating
While many people find it easy to treat others with compassion, it can be much more challenging to turn this compassion inwards. Developed by Dr. Kristin Neff, self-compassion is the practice of supporting oneself kindly
The Feasibility of a Binge Eating Intervention in Black Women with Obesity
The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of Appetite Awareness Training in a sample of Black women with overweight and obesity.
Reducing Binge Eating to Prevent Weight Gain in Black Women: A Pilot Study
The purpose of this study is to examine if Appetite Awareness Training has the potential to reduce binge eating and prevent weight gain over 6 months.
Exploring the “Why” Behind the Binge Eating Behaviors of Black Women
The purpose of this study is to examine the factors affecting the binge eating behaviors of Black women.